Satkhira District

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Satkhira
সাতক্ষীরা জেলা]
District
Location of Satkhira in Bangladesh
Location of Satkhira in Bangladesh
Coordinates: 22°21′N 89°05′E / 22.35°N 89.08°E / 22.35; 89.08Coordinates: 22°21′N 89°05′E / 22.35°N 89.08°E / 22.35; 89.08
Country  Bangladesh
Division Khulna Division
Area
 • Total 3,817.29 km2 (1,473.86 sq mi)
Population (2013 census)
 • Total 2,079,884
 • Density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone BST (UTC+6)
Postal code 9400
Website Official Website

Satkhira (Bengali: সাতক্ষীরা জেলা, Satkhira Jela also SatkhiraZila), is a district in south-western Bangladesh and is part of Khulna Division. It lies along the border with West Bengal, India.


Geography and climate[edit]

Satkhira District has an area of 3817.29 km². It is bordered to the north by Jessore District, on the south by the Bay of Bengal, to the east by Khulna District, and to the west by 24 Pargana District of West Bengal, India. The annual average maximum temperature reaches 35.5°C (95.9°F); and minimum temperature is 12.5°C (54.5°F). The annual rainfall is 1710 mm (67 in). The main rivers are the Kopotakhi river across Dorgapur union of Assasuni Upazila, Morichap River, Kholpotua River, Betna River, Raimangal River, Hariabhanga river, Ichamti river, Betrabati River and Kalindi-Jamuna River.[1]

Climate[edit]

Tropical savanna climates have monthly mean temperature above 18°C (64°F) in every month of the year and typically a pronounced dry season, with the driest month having precipitation less than 60mm (2.36 in) of precipitation. The Köppen Climate Classification subtype for this climate is "Aw". (Tropical Savanna Climate).[2]

Climate data for Satkhira
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 25
(77)
28
(82)
33
(91)
34
(93)
34
(93)
33
(91)
31
(87)
31
(87)
32
(89)
31
(87)
29
(84)
26
(78)
30.6
(86.6)
Average low °C (°F) 12
(53)
15
(59)
20
(68)
24
(75)
25
(77)
26
(78)
26
(78)
25
(77)
25
(77)
23
(73)
18
(64)
13
(55)
21
(69.5)
Precipitation mm (inches) 8
(0.3)
23
(0.9)
30
(1.2)
71
(2.8)
145
(5.7)
295
(11.6)
353
(13.9)
325
(12.8)
267
(10.5)
142
(5.6)
30
(1)
8
(0.3)
1,697
(66.6)
Source: Weatherbase [3]

Demography[edit]

  • The total population of Satkhira District 20,79,884
  • Men: 10,04,415
  • Female:9,45,0234
  • Male to female ratio: 100: 106
  • Population density:539 people (per square kilometer)
  • which 78.08% are Muslim, 21.45% are Hindu, 0.28% are Christian, 0.01% are Buddhist and 0.18% are other religions.

Subdivisions[edit]

The district consists of two municipalities, seven Upazilas, 79 union porishods, 8 thana (police station) and 1436 villages.

The upazilas are:

  1. Satkhira Sadar Upazila
  2. Assasuni Upazila
  3. Debhata Upazila
  4. Tala Upazila
  5. Kalaroa Upazila
  6. Kaliganj Upazila
  7. Shyamnagar Upazila

The two municipalities are Satkhira and Kalaroa.

Civil administration[edit]

  • Administrator of Zila Porishod: Monsur Ahmed[4]
  • Deputy Commissioner (DC): Nazmul Ahsan [5]

Religion[edit]

The district of Satkhira consists 3296 mosques, 1305 temples, 59 churches, 35 Buddhist temples, 8 tombs and 45 shrines.[citation needed]

Holy places[edit]

  1. GunakarKati Mazar of Hazrat Maulana Shah Abdul Aziz Khulnavi, GunakarKati (opposite of Budh Hata), Assasuni
  2. Khan Bahadur Ahsan Ullah Pak Raoza Sharif, Nolta, Kaliganj
  3. Sriula Boro Masjid, Sriula, Assasuni
  4. Bala Pota Shiv Mandir, Bala Pota, Kaliganj

Places of interest[edit]

Sundarbans is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world and is a World Heritage Site, and covers an area of 5747 km².

The region is home to many ancient buildings and temples such as Sultanpur Shahi Mosque (500 years old). At present the most popular mangrove forest at Kaligonj Upazila is Basjharia Joarar Ban. It is popularly known as the forest of BADHA. The Joarar Ban is the cause of fiction between Bangladesh and Indian border. It is mostly popular for its natural beauty.

In Satkhira there are some picnic sport. Among them Mozaffar Garden and Resort is the best.[citation needed]

Literacy[edit]

The average literacy rate for males is 69.7%, and for females 61%.

Educational Institutions[edit]

Recently established one medical college, 79 colleges, one primary teachers training institute, 421 high schools, 41 junior high schools, 259 madrassas, 822 government primary schools. Health Minister Dr. A F M Ruhal Haque inaugurated construction of Satkhira Medical College on 20 July.[when?] The construction will cost tk. 860 million and is set to be finished by 2013. The Medical College was established in the year 2011 with direct personal initiative of Honorable Health Minister Dr. AFM Ruhul Haque and Prime Minister Janonetri Sk. Hasina-, the daughter of our great leader and founding father Bangabandhu Sk. Mujibar Rahman to meet the national need of qualified medical graduates in the country. Within a short spell of time it has established itself as one of the premier medical institutions in the government sector. Situated in a quiet and serene location in the heart of Satkhira city. We proudly acknowledge the fact that Satkhira Medical College is on going rapidly.. Three batches of students of this college have already been studied.Edited By Tariqul Islam Visit Satkhira Medical Collage http://satkhiramedicalcollege.com/ & FacebookSatkhira Medical College(SMC)

Media[edit]

Telecommunications

Satellite Television

Newspapers Locally published periodicals and dailies are:

Community[edit]

Amadersatkhira-আমাদের সাতক্ষৗরা

Land ports[edit]

Bhomra land Port
  • India-Bangladesh (Bhomra land port). 200 goj distance BGP camp from main port .The Bhomra land customs station was inaugurated in 1996.

Transportation[edit]

  • Roads and highways: Satkhira-Khulna, Satkhira-Jessore, Satkhira-Assasuni-Ghola, Satkhira-Kaligonj-Shyamnagar. Satkhira-Kaligonj-Shyamnagar is very bad due to conductor's corruption.[citation needed]

Economy[edit]

Most of the peoples of southern part of Satkhira depend on pisciculture, locally called gher. Main fruits are aam (mango), jaam (blackberry), kathal (jackfruit), kola (banana), pepe (papaya), lichoo (litchi), naarikel (cocoanut) and peyara (guava). Farms are 86 dairies, 322 poultry farms, 3046 fisheries, 3650 shrimp farms, 66 hatcheries and 1 cattle breeding centre. The main exports are shrimp, paddy, jute, wheat, betel leaf, leather and jute goods.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Amirul Ashraf (2012). "Satkhira District". In Sirajul Islam and Ahmed A. Jamal. Banglapedia: National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh (Second ed.). Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. 
  2. ^ Climate Summary
  3. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on May 30, 2013.
  4. ^ AL men appointed administrators
  5. ^ "New Satkhira DC takes office". http://banglanews24.com. banglanews24.com. Retrieved 28 August 2014. 

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